The trade value changes came fast and furious the first month of the regular season. Next year, we will offer a mid-September update because that month between the posting of the September chart and this October trade value article feels like an eternity and the trade values from September become obsolete quickly. Things should stabilize a bit moving forward and the monthly updates will feel appropriate. Even between mostly updates, you can check out our staff dynasty rankings. You can also always ask me questions on twitter or email.
There are a few dynasty goals to keep in mind at this time of the year, including the following:
1. Determine your contender status and make moves accordingly. To maximize the value of your roster, you want to move veterans quickly if you determine you aren’t going to be able to compete. It not only increases the likely return you will get in trade but helps your odds of landing a premium rookie pick. To this end, the dynasty trade value chart includes values broken down into both 2019 and future value. If you are rebuilding focus on the future part of the equation and make sure you are at least coming out ahead in that regard.
2. Take a stance on small sample size standouts and make your move. It is hard to tell how much staying power guys like Daniel Jones, Terry McLaurin, Marquise Brown, Austin Ekeler, and Darren Waller are going to have. We could see their dynasty values continue to increase if they keep performing, which would make them buy-low candidates. Or we could be seeing their peak in value right now, which would make them sell-high candidates. We will touch on some of these topics below but you need to make your own decisions on how real you think these guys are and make your moves. Making the right move at the right time on these potentially high-variance players is key to the long-term health of your dynasty rosters.
The dynasty trade value chart is tailored to 12-team PPR leagues a starting lineup of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, and one flex. It now also includes trade values for Superflex leagues in a separate column. The chart is meant to serve primarily as a guide for trades but can also be a great resource during startup drafts. If the players and picks on each side of the trade offer add up to approximately the same number, the trade would be considered even. If you receive a trade offer that sends you players with a higher total number value than the players you are giving up, the offer is worth strongly considering. Each league is different, so pay close attention to the scoring and starting roster requirements specific to your league.